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  • Canadian Heritage Information Network New Roles and Challenges in the Improvement of Online Access to Canadian Heritage Content Dish 2009 – Rotterdam – December 10, 2009 The Canadian Museum Reference in Technology
  • Summary: CHIN and the Canadian Heritage Community Digital Heritage Content Online Access Challenges and New Roles Next Steps 2
  • Special Operating Agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage, created in 1972 CHIN enables Canada’s museums to connect with each other and their audiences through digital technologies Mobilizes and supports collaborative Networks Develops and provides Supports the development of heritage professionals skills development and presentation of and researchers resources for heritage digital heritage content professionals
  • CHIN – 1972-2009 1972 – The National Inventory Program 1982 – Canadian Heritage Information Network 1995 – First Corporate / Professional Web site 1999 – Artefacts Canada National Database 2001 – Virtual Museum of Canada 2009 – Redesign of Web sites, 3 portals: The Corporate site The Professional Exchange The Virtual Museum of Canada
  • CHIN as a Network 1300 Member Museums & Heritage Organizations Artefacts Canada: a National Inventory 4 Million Records 721 000 Images Virtual Museum of Canada 500 Virtual Exhibits & Educational Games 350 Learning Resources in the Teacher’s Centre
  • Museums and Technology Survey 2005 80% of Canadian Museums have a Web presence 74% have Images of their collections online 63% use a Collection Management System 14% have collections online through their own Website
  • Challenges Basic Descriptive data about collections? Available or accessible?
  • New Roles and Next Steps From Collection Management to Information Management Redeveloping Artefacts Canada Knowing about the users and their needs Applying knowledge organization tools and techniques Standards and more standards
  • Challenges Rigid structures Read only mode
  • New Roles and Next Steps Build open and flexible systems Establish links Provide interactive tools and space
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  • For more information Madeleine Lafaille Heritage Information Analyst +